The Jam‘s legendary bass player Bruce Foxton and his From The Jam bandmate Russell Hastings have announced they’re making a new album – and are asking fans to help them release it.
The pair, who have been playing together since 2007, are working with Townsend Music on its new Making Music crowd-funding project.
They are working on a new album, The Butterfly Effect, which is set for release in September 2021.
It’s the third album of original material they have made, after 2012’s Back In The Room (released under Foxton’s name) and 2016’s Smash The Clock.
They’ve also released two albums of classic songs by The Jam recorded live as From The Jam.
FTJ were meant to spend much of 2020 touring, celebrating the slightly belated 40th anniversary of The Jam’s 1979 album Setting Sons, but the coronavirus pandemic put paid to that.
Instead, Foxton and Hastings – an uncanny Paul Weller soundalike – have used the time to write new songs.
Hastings said: “As many of you know, we are usually on the road touring, so studio opportunities don’t come up that often for us.
“We have been working at home and in the studio for the past few months creating some new gems: Rain, Wanted, She Said and Loola are tracks to look out for!
“As well as having a fantastic reputation within the music business as a direct-to-fan company, Townsend’s Making Music means the artist and customer both achieve exactly what they set out to do: to make and listen to music.
“Take a look at the store and see for yourself the great ways you can support this project.”
The campaign includes everything from a standard CD and two different coloured marbled vinyl variants of the album to signed prints, lyric sheets and other exclusive merchandise.
Check out Foxton & Hastings’ Making Music campaign for The Butterfly Effect HERE.